A workshop on Community Improvement through Participatory Planning was held on October 9, 2012, at Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). This workshop was organized by the Batch 2007 and was chaired by Associate Professor, Dr. Ishrat Islam, BUET. The chief guest was Professor. Dr. Roxana Hafiz, Head of DURP, BUET. Other faculty members were also present at the workshop. The outcome of community-based initiatives to ease different local problems like local traffic-congestion and water logging problems in different areas of the capital was the main focus of this workshop. Representatives from seven different CBOs (Community Based Organizations) were present in the workshop to discuss about the prospects and problems of their individual locality.Read More

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET, recently organized three training programs under the sub-project “Modernization of Data Analysis and Simulation Laboratory of Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET” of “Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP)”, which is jointly funded by University Grant Commission (UGC) and World Bank. The trainings were conducted on four sophisticated software: TransCAD and TransModeler, Statistica Dataminer and ERDAS IMAGINE.Read More

Celebration of Planning Week 2012, at BUET Campus on July 7-8, 2012

Planning Week, 2012 was held successfully on 7th July and 8th July, 2012 at BUET campus. The URP Students’ Association of BUET (USAB) and Department of Urban and Regional Planning jointly organized this two-day program with the theme “Developing Livable Community Together”. The program was inaugurated by Dr. Khondaker Showkat Hossain, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Public Works (MOHPW) of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh as Chief Guest on 7th July, 2012 at 10 am at BUET Central Auditorium. Giasuddin Ahmed Choudhury, Executive Director, Center of Environmental and Geographic Information Services (CEGIS) and Professor Golam Rahman, President, Bangladesh Institute of Planners (BIP) also attended the Inauguration Ceremony as Special Guest. The inauguration ceremony was chaired by Professor Dr. Roxana Hafiz, Head, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET.

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Celebration of URP DAY 2011 at BUET Campus on November 24-25, 2011

URP Day 2011 was successfully held on 24-25 November, 2011 at BUET campus with the theme “Planned Development-Let Planners Do the Planning”. This year’s theme intended to evaluate the role and potentiality of planners in their respective fields of professions and also their future prospects of jobs in planning fields. This program was jointly organized by the URP Students Association of BUET (USAB) and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in collaboration with BIP (Bangladesh Institute of Planners), Concord Group and WBB Trust (Work for a Better Bangladesh). The program was inaugurated by Professor Mahbub Un Nabi as chief guest on 24 November 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at BUET central auditorium. Mr. S.K. Lala, Managing Director of Concord Group also attended the ceremony as special guest. It was chaired by Professor Dr. Roxana Hafiz, Head, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET.Read More

The inauguration ceremony of the Integrated Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene Planning (GOB-UNICEF) Project was started at 10.00 am in the International Training Network (ITN), Seminar Room (Level 4, ARI, BUET) on 4th June, 2011.The meeting had two sessions: Inaugural Session and Technical session. There were around 30 participants including Project Director, GOB-UNICEF; Program Specialist, UNICEF; Team Leader of the project and employees of the project.. Read More

The farewell program of senior Professor DR. K.M. MANIRUZZAMAN took place at the meeting room of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET in 24th August, 2011. The program was ornamented by Professor Dr. Roxana Hafiz, Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Professor Dr. Sarwar Jahan and Professor Dr. S. I. Khan. Other faculty members of the Department of Urban & Regional planning were also present at the ceremony. The farewell program was followed by Iftar. The farewell crest was given to Professor Dr. K.M. Maniruzzaman by Professor Dr. Roxana Hafiz, Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. Read More

Professor Dr. Sarwar Jahan of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, BUET, was awarded the Best Urban Planner's Award 2010-2011. The award program was organized by the Divine Group, Bangladesh. Dr. Sarwar Jahan was selected for the best urban planner and awarded the prize as "Lifetime Achievement Award" by an expert selection committee for his brilliant performances and excellence in planning.

A workshop of the Bangladeshi-Sino-German research program "Megacities - MegaChallenge: Informal Dynamics of Global Change" took place from February 23 to February 24, 2010 at the Council Building and at the Accidental Research Institute (ARI) of the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET). This workshop was jointly organized by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning (DURP) in collaboration with the University of Cologne, Germany. This was the 3rd workshop jointly organized by the DURP, BUET and German universities. Read More